Priority Codes are on the back of the catalog, mail promotion, or within an advertisement. To ensure that the pricing on the website is the same as what is in your catalog or advertisement, please enter the priority code provided.
Every Great Course goes on sale at least once a year at up to 70% off its standard price. This revolving sales approach allows you to get both great value and great service. Here's how: Producing large quantities of only the Great Courses currently on sale keeps our manufacturing and inventory costs down.
More important: We get to pass these savings on to you. This approach also enables us to fill your order immediately: 99% of all orders placed by 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time ship that same day.
To find out which courses are currently on sale, please check our catalogs, emails, newsletters, or the Special Sale section on our website.
A priority code is the six-digit number that appears on the mailing label of the mail piece, catalog, email, or advertisement you're ordering from. This code ensures that you'll get the sale prices that appear in that particular piece. Priority codes, which are good through the mail piece's expiration date, also allow us to determine which mail pieces our customers find most enjoyable and helpful.
We offer The Great Courses on DVD, CD, Digital Video (compatible with both iTunes and Windows Media Player), Digital Audio (both mp3 and mpeg4), and Transcript Book. Our DVD, CD, digital video, and digital audio formats provide you with the highest quality video and audio.
The choice depends both on the content of the individual Great Course and how you want to use it.
Audio: Audio versions are very flexible, allowing you to listen to your course almost anywhere and at any time you like: while commuting, while jogging, while gardening—even while swimming.
Video: Video versions contain all visual elements that the professor finds useful in understanding the subject. Some visual elements include
If a Great Course's visual elements are essential to understanding the material, we only sell a video version of the course. Please note that due to large file sizes, digital videos are best downloaded using a high-speed internet connection.
In order to calculate your domestic "shipping, processing, and guarantee" charge, please refer to the below chart.
|$0.00 - $79.99||$10.00|
|$80.00 - $119.99||$15.00|
|$120.00 - $159.99||$20.00|
|$160.00 or more||$25.00|
All international orders are shipped via Federal Express International.
This is the most reliable method of shipping because it allows us to track and confirm your receipt of the order. Also, because it is express shipping, you will not have to wait long for your courses.
In order to calculate the international shipping charges of your order, please refer to the chart below.
|$100.00 - $299.99||$35.00||$45.00||$60.00|
|$300.00 or More||$45.00||$60.00||$80.00|
|$100.00 - $299.99||$35.00|
|$300.00 or More||$45.00|
|Order Total||Europe/Far East*|
|$100.00 - $299.99||$45.00|
|$300.00 or More||$60.00|
|$100.00 - $299.99||$60.00|
|$300.00 or More||$80.00|
*Europe/Far East includes: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands (UK), Cyprus, Denmark, England (UK), Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Monaco, Netherlands (Holland), Norway, Northern Ireland (UK), Portugal, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Scotland (UK), Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vatican City, Wales (UK).
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By launching the new site we have introduced a new code base to help operate more efficiently. Because of the upgrade in code, older versions of the application will no longer interact with the website. Please go to the iTunes store or Google play to download the latest version.
Library editions of The Great Courses are available exclusively through Recorded Books. They are specially packaged for circulation.
For more information about library editions, or to order The Great Courses for your library, please visit the Recorded Books website or contact them at 1-877-732-2898.